Northwest NEWS

April 8, 2002

Front Page

New funding source for Bothell?

BOTHELL The City of Bothell is considering a new funding source that would affect local businesses within Bothell city limits. The funding source would come from a subsidy that could be charged per employee to the business on an annual basis. The proposed revenue-enhanced program is called the "Per Employee Business License Subsidy."
   The city is considering this revenue program to address two critically important issues facing the city which impact the community's ability to do business in Bothell: Transportation and public safety.
   The current proposal calls for allocating revenues generated by this program at 90 percent to transportation projects and 10 percent to public safety.
   A series of five community workshops will be held in various areas within the city to gather input from businesses and residents.
   Business member workshop
   Thursday, April 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m., University of Washington, Bothell (UW2 Room 003) 18115 Campus Way NE.
   Neighborhood workshop
   Thursday, April 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., City of Bothell Police Department Community Room, 18410 101st Ave. NE.
   Business member workshop
   Monday, April 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Canyon Park Junior High, 23723 23rd Ave. SE.
   Neighborhood workshop
   Saturday, May 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m., City of Bothell Police Department Community Room, 18410 101st Ave. NE.
   Business member workshop
   Wednesday, May 8, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. NE.
   After the City receives input, considerations will be presented to Bothell City Council on Monday, June 10 and Monday, June 17 at Council Study Session and Regular Council meetings respectively (dates subject to change). If the new program is adopted, the program would be incorporated into the July 2002 business license renewal notification process.
   For confirmed Council meeting agenda items, contact the City Clerk's Division at (425) 486-3256 three days before meeting date.